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The importance of updating iOS not only resides in the fact of being able to enjoy aesthetic and functional novelties, which also, but most of the time it goes beyond that and we find bug fixes, but also security patches that prevent malware from entering or any other type of data that may affect the security of the iPhone. In the latest update of iOS 14.4 important corrections have been added in this section as it has been learned now.
Security patches in iOS 14.4
Through Apple’s security portal, the company has explained the main security patches that the latest version of software for iPhones incorporates. Specifically, these are the most prominent points and, which according to also indicate, have been detected by an anonymous researcher:
A malicious application may be able to raise permissions. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited. […] A race condition was addressed with an improved blocking.
A remote attacker can cause arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited. […] A logical problem with improved restrictions was addressed.
It should be noted that these fixes also come in iPadOS 14.4 , since the vulnerabilities were also detected in the iPad software code. This news was surprising due to the fact that until now, no vulnerability had been reported openly, something that has happened on some other occasion. In any case, it does not seem to have affected a large number of users, since when this happens, Apple does not take too long to launch an update and in this case they would have released an intermediate version such as iOS 14.3.1.
Although it is not said, there are always corrections like this
The Californian company always tries to make its devices as stable and secure as possible, for which it has a team dedicated to it and receives dozens of reports of possible problems of this type every day. The fact that it is not mentioned in the update notes or on its website does not mean that there are no corrections of this type in each version. Sometimes the vulnerabilities are greater and other times not, as well as the fact that they have come to affect users or not. In any case, we emphasize how vital it is to always update the iPhone to its latest version available to be protected, something fully extensible to the iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and even Apple TV.